UNDP, SIDA sign deal to work on HR in BD
05 November 2015, Nirapad News: Swedish International Development Cooperation Agency (SIDA) and the United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) have signed an agreement to undertake a new human rights program in Bangladesh.
The new five-year program will focus on improving the human rights of Bangladesh’s most vulnerable people.
UNDP Country Director Pauline Tamesis signed the agreement on behalf of the UN body on Thursday, said a press release on Friday.
The agreement builds on UNDP and SIDA’s close cooperation on advancing human rights in Bangladesh, following the achievements of the Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission Capacity Development Project, it said.
The program will continue to strengthen the capacity of the Bangladesh National Human Rights Commission, particularly in advocating for better protection and promotion of human rights.
The program also seeks to support civil society in its important role to raise awareness on human rights in Bangladesh and improve cooperation among relevant national partners.